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: Engineering Science: 17: Vibrations and Alternating Current

Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.35)

: Merry-Go-Round: Fishing for Fivers: 2

For Schools
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 9.58)

: Science Session: Motorbike and Scooter: 5: Electrics

For Schools
Previously shown on Wednesday
(to 10.20)

: Living in the Present: Crime and Punishment

A sociology series.
BBC film
Previously shown on Tuesday
(to 10.43)

: Watch with Mother: Rag, Tag, and Bobtail

For the very young
Charles E. Stidwill tells the story.

Sam and Elizabeth Williams make the pictures
BBC film

(to 11.00)


Narrator: Charles E. Stidwill
Pictures: Sam Williams
Pictures: Elizabeth Williams
Script: Louise Cochrane

: For Sixth Forms: Science Serves the Arts: 5: Revealing the Past

For Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.30)

: Signpost: Adventure and Courage: 1: Climbing a Mountain

BBC film for Schools
Previously shown on Monday
(to 11.55)

: Heddiw

gydag Owen Edwards
Topical items in Welsh.
(Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss)

: The News

: Watch with Mother: Andy Pandy

Maria Bird brings Andy to play with your small children.
Audrey Atterbury and Molly Gibson pull the strings

Gladys Whitred sings the songs
BBC film
(to 13.45)


Narrator/Script, music, and settings: Maria Bird
Puppeteer: Audrey Atterbury
Puppeteer: Molly Gibson
Singer: Gladys Whitred

: Spotlight

People-Politics-Problems in the news
A topical programme for older children.
For Schools
(to 14.25)


Film editor: Tony Williams
Producer: Lawrence Wade

: Blue Peter

with Christopher Trace and Valerie Singleton.


Presenter: Christopher Trace
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Director: Rosemary Gill
Producer: Biddy Baxter

: Tales from Europe: The Daughter of the Sun

A film from Russia.
Because his daughter had been stolen by the Spirit of the Frost, the Sun ceased to shine over the Earth until Russian the Hunter brought her back.
Commentary spoken by Wensley Pithey.


Narrator: Wensley Pithey
Presented by: Peggy Miller

: The News

: Town and Around

News and views from London and the South-East.
Introduced by Michael Baguley.
followed by The Weather


Presenter: Michael Baguley

: Television Top of the Form: Spring Series: Heat 1

The Girls of the Maynard School, Exeter v. The Boys of the Clydebank High School, Dunbartonshire
See page 42


Question-Master: Geoffrey Wheeler
Question-Master: Paddy Feeny
Scorer: Douglas Arthur
Questions set by: Boswell Taylor
Graphics: Roy Laughton
Outside broadcasts directed by: Alan Rees
Outside broadcasts directed by: Mary Evans
Producer: Bill Wright

: Tonight

Introduced by Cliff Michelmore.
with Alan Whicker, Fyfe Robertson, Trevor Philpott, Kenneth Allsop, Macdonald Hastings, Christopher Brasher, Julian Pettifer, Cathal O'Shannon, Magnus Magnusson.


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Reporter: Alan Whicker
Reporter: Fyfe Robertson
Reporter: Trevor Philpott
Reporter: Kenneth Allsop
Reporter: Macdonald Hastings
Reporter: Christopher Brasher
Reporter: Julian Pettifer
Reporter: Cathal O'Shannon
Reporter: Magnus Magnusson
Associate producer: Kenneth Corden
Associate producer: Anthony Smith
Assistant editor: John Lloyd
Editor: Derrick Amoore

: Top of the Pops

A new look at Britain's best-sellers.
Discs-Stars-News from this week's Top Twenty.
Introduced tonight by David Jacobs.


Presenter: David Jacobs
Settings: Paul Montague
Producer: Johnnie Stewart

: Dr. Kildare: No Mother to Guide Them

A film series.
Starring Richard Chamberlain as Dr. Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Gillespie.
with guest star, Jack Warden

A widower jeopardises his life in a desperate attempt to keep his family together.


Dr. Kildare: Richard Chamberlain
Dr. Gillespie: Raymond Massey
Ernie Duffy: Jack Warden

: With Andy

Andy Stewart ....invites you to be with Andy

to meet Corry Brokken, Los Andaluces
The Augmented BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Leader, Dennis McConnell
Conducted by Iain Sutherland
From Scotland


Presenter/script: Andy Stewart
Singer: Corry Brokken
Performers: Los Andaluces
Musicians: The Augmented BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Dennis McConnell
[Orchestra] conducted by: Iain Sutherland
Script: Jack Bradley
Designer: Douglas Smith
Producer: Iain MacFadyen

: The News

: The Royal Ballet: The Firebird

A ballet by Michel Fokine.
Music by Igor Stravinsky
played by the Covent Garden Orchestra
Leader, Charles Taylor
Conducted by John Lanchbery
The Royal Ballet appears by arrangement with the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden
See page 42


Founder: Ninette De Valois
Director: Frederick Ashton
Assistant director: John Field
Assistant director: John Hart
Assistant director: Michael Somes
Principal conductor/orchestra conducted by: John Lanchbery
Composer: Michel Fokine
Music: Igor Stravinsky
[Music] played by: The Covent Garden Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Charles Taylor
The Royal Ballet production revived by: Serge Grigoriev
The Royal Ballet production revived by: Lubov Tchernicheva
Designer: Natalia Gontcharova
The Royal Ballet production revived by: Ann Ferriggi
Graphics: Patricia Thompson
Sound: Alan Edmonds
Lighting: Ken MacGregor
Designed for television by: Keith Norman
Producer: Margaret Dale
The Firebird: Nadia Nerina
Ivan Tsarevich: Ronald Hynd
Kostchei: Franklin White
The Princess: Deanne Bergsma
and: artists of the Royal Ballet

: The Roman Summer of Mr. Verdi

The crazy, marvellous world of the grand opera singers who thronged Rome in July 1964 to make recordings and perform Aida at the open-air baths of Caracalla among them Tito Gobbi, Gloria Davy, Louis Quilico.
Introduced by William Weaver
Taking part in a new recording of Il Trovatore: Franco Corelli, Robert Merrill, Giulietta Simionato, Gabriella Tucci and the Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by Thomas Schippers


Baritone: Tito Gobbi
Soprano: Gloria Davy
Singer: Louis Quilico
Presenter: William Weaver
Tenor (Il Trovatore): Franco Corelli
Baritone (Il Trovatore): Robert Merrill
Mezzo-soprano (Il Trovatore): Giulietta Simionato
Soprano (Il Trovatore): Gabriella Tucci
Singers/musicians: The Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra
[Chorus and Orchestra] conducted by: Thomas Schippers
Film cameraman: Mario Bernardo
Film editor: Howard Kennett
Directed and produced by: Francis Coleman

: Gallery

Introduced by Ian Trethowan with Robert McKenzie who review and report on the political scene at Westminster and beyond.


Presenter: Ian Trethowan
Presenter: Robert McKenzie
Film editor: Ken Bilton
Associate producer: Brian Smale Adams
Producer: Anthony Whitby

: News Extra

followed by The Weather

: Komm Mit!: 15: An Der Tankstelle

Wir sprechen Deutsch
A course of thirty lessons for beginners.

Dieter's car breaks down at a petrol station.
with Heidi Treutler and Dieter Geissler
Introduced by Sabine Michael and Paul Hansard.
A BBC Educational broadcast
Repeated next Saturday at 12.15 p.m.


Presenter: Sabine Michael
Presenter: Paul Hansard
Designer: Gordon Roland
Director: Maddalena Fagandini
Producer: Colin Nears
Heidi: Heidi Treutler
Dieter: Dieter Geissler

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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